|REFRESH. REPOSITION. REIMAGINE: A NEW NABJ CONSTITUTION|
DEADLINE AND LANGUAGE UPDATES (Chapter
in Chapter 6 represent a) changing the deadline to propose changes to the constitution
so that they must be submitted in writing to the parliamentarian at least four
(4) months – instead of six (6) months – prior to an annual national convention; b) conforming changes to reflect those made elsewhere in the amended
constitution (for example, replacing “full” member with “professional” member”)
and c) otherwise updating the current language.
Constitutional Amendments and Effective Date.
Section 1. Amendment Proposals. The
board of directors or any professional member may
propose amendments to this constitution.
Section 2. Process. The constitution may
be amended as follows:
(a) Proposed changes to this constitution must be submitted in writing
to the parliamentarian at least four (4) months prior to an annual national convention.
At that time, the parliamentarian will convene and lead the constitution and
bylaws committee to discuss or amend any proposed changes. The committee will
forward any proposed amendment(s) to the board of directors with a
recommendation. If approved by the board of directors, the committee, through
the national office, will circulate the proposed amendment(s), to the national
membership at least sixty (60) days prior to the next convention. The
membership would be asked to approve the amendment(s) at such convention.
Two-thirds of the total number of votes cast shall be required for an amendment
to be adopted.
(b) Unless otherwise provided in this constitution, amendments become
effective sixty (60) days following the adjournment of said annual national
convention. The parliamentarian, assisted by the national office, must
circulate any approved amendments to the board of directors and national
membership within those sixty (60) days.
Section 3. Enactment. This constitution
as amended shall take effect on Aug. 3, 2014, and shall supersede any prior
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